Resource for teachers

We love it when children learn about Malawi and are inspired to help. Our new education resource brings our passion and expertise on Malawi into lesson ideas, so more schools can get involved. 

Over the years we have seen Malawi make a real impression on students, as they enjoy discovering the joys and challenges of life in a developing country. 

Our new education pack has three sections to bring Malawi into the classroom:

  • Open Arms – explore how we support health and wellbeing, and meet the people involved
  • Open Minds – investigate environmental issues, poverty, and life in the village
  • Open Hearts – learn about challenges for children in Malawi, and help to raise funds.
Open Arms Open Heart Open Minds Web

Each section is packed with information, activities and personal stories which bring lessons to life. Links to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are a special feature, showing how Open Arms contributes to each of the 17 goals. Using this resource to introduce a different point of view and inspire action is a great way to build global citizenship values. 

With learning materials aimed at KS2, activities can be simplified or extended for higher and lower levels. Here are some of the lesson ideas included:

We are inviting teachers to use the activities in class, or create their own lesson plans with the information, and join in with fundraising to give children in Malawi a good start to school.

Watch our film below to see what happens when we do our part.

Education pack:

Ready made activities, picture stories and information make it easy to engage a class with life in Malawi.

Get your pack now!

Back to School

Do you know a class that can discover Malawi and be inspired to help?

We all understand the value of nursery schools, so Open Arms wants to make these available to 450 children this year. The good meals and early learning given there are a simple way to change a child’s outlook for life. With only 26% of children in Malawi completing primary school, every child we can reach is important.

We are incredibly grateful to St Peter’s CoE Primary School, Harrogate, who have sponsored 27 children for the year. And Fuel for School are raising funds at their Pay As You Feel market stalls and introducing lessons about Malawi.

It costs just £12 to sponsor a child through nursery school for a whole year. We are making progress, but there is still more to do to give 450 children a good start to their education.

Nursery School Web

Can you invite a school to join in? When everyone does a bit it’s amazing what we can achieve!

See how nurseries help

Watch how children get a good start to school

Join in today to inspire learning and raise support!

Resource for teachers enquiry

Your donation will help children in Malawi grow up healthy with the love of a family


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